Roy Jones Jr. Details Why Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte Is ‘Beautiful’ for Boxing- “Classic Boxers Versus Classic Punchers”

Published 12/14/2021, 6:00 AM EST
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 15: Tyson Fury during an open public workout at Castle Court on August 15, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Carl Frampton boxing bill also featuring Tyson Fury and Paddy Barnes takes place on Saturday night at Windsor Park. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)


If WBC comes out with a rightful solution to the existing heavyweight mess, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte can lock horns for the world title in a classic mega-fight. Whyte holds the Interim title and is arguably mandatory to Tyson Fury’s world title. However, Fury can opt for a potential unification fight against Oleksandr Usyk.

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While WBC has already declared Whyte as the mandatory contender, Fury may not be able to avoid his Brit rival at the time. That said, Whyte vs Fury will also be a fan-favorite matchup. Former two-weight titlist Roy Jones Jr. is keen on seeing it happen and has explained why the All-English clash is necessary for the sport.

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In a chat with FightHype, Roy Jones Jr. said, “I think that’s one of the most beautiful things that could have ever happen to the sport of boxing, especially the heavyweight division right now. Fights like that are the fights we want to see. Classic boxers versus classic punchers. Dillian Whyte is definitely a puncher. Fury is definitely a classic boxer who also can punch.”

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Tyson Fury, fresh from his stoppage win over Wilder, is relishing a lay-off. Meanwhile, Dillian Whyte knocked out Alexander Povetkin in his last appearance before suffering a bicep injury in his camp for the Otto Wallin bout. On returning to action at 100%, ‘The Body Snatcher’ can directly get a shot at Tyson Fury’s WBC belt.

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The undefeated WBC champion has all the right to craft his own decision. However, if Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk re-match each other, Fury shall have to defend his belt against Whyte. With Deontay Wilder out of the title race, the heavyweight division has very little to offer to Fury.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury reacts after the final bell in his heavy weight fight against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Although Dillian Whyte is a valid opponent, he will remain an underdog before ‘The Gypsy King’. This explains the kind of supremacy Tyson Fury has over the heavyweight division. Unless he gets a rightful opponent, ‘The Gypsy King’ can remain out of action and see how the scenario plays out. On finding the right opponent, he can return to the ring.

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Which boxer do you want Tyson Fury to face next in the coming times ahead?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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